International journalist who doubles as the editor-in-chief of SpotOnNews, Joyceline Natally Cudjoe has received two nominations for the maiden Under 30 Women Project Awards (U30WA), a humanitarian female empowerment awards.
The award seeks to among other things honour and celebrate achievements of women under 30years who have contributed uniquely to the developmental agenda of the country.
Ms Cudjoe who was nominated for the Blogger and Public Relations Officer (PRO) category of the awards in an interview with Spot On News in Accra on Monday said she gained the nominations through her hard work, sacrifice and dedication in the media landscape.
She noted that the two categories in which she was nominated for was to recognise the vital role she has played in the media industry especially for fostering discipline and enhancing professionalism in her reportage.
The Ghanaian Times (GT) journalist and the entertainment columnist for international media Agency, Ghanaian News Canada (GMC) observed that many bloggers in the country lack professionalism and her nominations spell out the extra ordinary content she has over the years produced.
She said she has played key role in promoting the art and craft of the country and created platforms for talented individuals to showcase their talents, hence her nominations.
As a blogger, Ms Cudjoe indicated that she sponsored many outreach projects and entertainment shows which at the end achieved success stories, adding that “this has chalked my name as part of bloggers who have contributed immensely in the creative art industry, hence I will urge the public to vote for me.”
Meanwhile, the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Under 30 Women Project Awards, Ms Matilda Owusu told the site that the awards was to celebrate young female achievers to propel them in their various field of endeavours.
She explained that the awards which has 16 categories including health and wellness, entrepreneur, television and radio personality, music, fashion brand, modelling among others would see over 50 women competing for the coveted prize.
Ms Owusu said the hardworking women who were nominated could only win when their fan base support them through voting, saying:
“80per cent of the decision of who wins what will be based on vote while 20per cent will be the decision of the board and judges.”
Touching on what inspired for the awards, she said her outfit observed that women in the industry were sidelined while all the attention were given to the men.
Ms Owusu stated that women were contributing significantly in the industry than their male counterparts and expressed an urgent need to support them in order for them to be motivated.
She however congratulated all the nominees and called on corporate institutions, organisations and individuals to partner her outfit in empowering women of the country.
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